A Brief Look at User Authentication Techniques
Almost every client we work with stores or uses some sort of Personal Identifiable Information (“PII”). This probably reflects our apparent desire to have seamless/uber equivalents for literally every possible purchase of goods and services. In any case, there’s a lot of personal data floating around the interwebs these days. That should make security
What Startups Need to Know About Business Interruption Insurance
What is it? At a very high level, business interruption insurance (“BII”) protects the insured when business operations are interrupted (no, really?!). Typically this coverage is paired with others, including General Liability and Cyber Liability.
Apparently Everyone’s Getting Hacked Right Now
So apparently everyone’s is getting hacked right now. If stories keep popping up this often, maybe its time to just start doing a weekly data breach post. Also, this much activity is totally justifying why we harp on the importance of Cyber Liability coverage. Just sayin’. Anyway, here’s what happened in the last week or
Even Sony Can Mess Up Their Insurance
Admittedly this probably can’t be considered a “current” event, but we stumbled across this article somewhere on the interwebs and it’s an important story to tell (particularly on an insurance blog). Big lessons can be learned by this one. Here’s the gist:
New European Laws = New Cyber Liability for Tech
Cause It has now been several months since NSA contractor Edward Snowden first leaked information about the organization’s activities.
Insurance for B2C services companies
The Space There’s a new breed of technology-enabled B2C services startups and we deal with a ton of them at Founder Shield. Think Uber, GetMaid, Makespace…all of these companies use custom platforms to access traditional service providers in very non-traditional ways. This creates exposure to a wide variety of liability. Here’s a quick look:
Startups Beware! CA Breach Notification Laws Expanded
The New CA Breach Notification Law If you’re a tech startup, your duties to protect your users’ personal information just got a bit more onerous. Last Friday (Sept 27th), Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that expands the security/data breach notification requirements beyond their current spectrum.
Insurance for SaaS & Enterprise Companies
The Space The Enterprise/SaaS space is hot spot for startups. In 2017, SaaS companies captured 69% of a 63.2 billion dollar public cloud services market. We work with several companies building enterprise/SaaS solutions, ranging from data collection to “consultative sales” to outpatient management and all done in the cloud.
Startup Insurance & Cyber Liability realities you might not expect…
Cyber Liability Insurance is one of the biggest issues we deal with at Founder Shield. The vast majority of our clients are either straight tech startups or they’re leveraging technology to make their product or service scale. I think we can all agree that it’s probably impossible to run a startup these days without a